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See Tony Jacklin as Never Before

12.34am 5th January 2011 - People - This story was updated on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Tony Jacklin CBE, the great British golf legend, has developed a new skill which puts him at the top of a completely different profession.

During The Open Championship in July some of his work was displayed in The Austen Gallery in Macdonald Rusacks Hotel St Andrews, and it received widespread acclaim

Tony Jacklin hand makes and finishes each piece, which is signed, and dated; each has a personal letter of authenticity from him. These special pieces are framed and ready to display – no other sporting hero offers such collectable art work.

He will undertake personal commissions to illustrate his client, a family relative or work colleague, and of course any great person from past or present. The choice is absolutely open.

Tony won the Open Championship at Royal Lytham in 1969 and The US Open Championship at Hazeltine in 1970 – indeed, he remains  the last English golfer to win The US Open.

Later in his career, Tony went on to Captain four successive Ryder Cup teams (a record), losing narrowly at PGA National in 1983, winning at The Belfry in 1985, securing the first ever victory on US soil in 1987 at Jack Nicklaus’s Muirfield Village and culminating in that never-to-be-forgotten drawn match at The Belfry in 1989. Champion golfers are blessed with a unique talent to play golf, as far as I know Tony is the only major winner who has become an accomplished artist.

After his playing career on the US Seniors Tour finished, he has developed a successful golf course design company, although his great love and passion is the marquetry artwork that he produces. It is this that gives him true satisfaction.

Two images of his work are illustrated here. Further information is available through Graham Rowley of Old Sports Auctions Limited


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  • Russ Jimeson

    I recognize the picture Tony is working on in the article, the one showing Ben Hogan in three different poses. I just purchased it last Sunday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. My wife was googling for information on it, and found this site. I was immediately attracted to Tony’s work when I played at The Concession last week. Several of his pictures are on display in the pro shop. Hogan has been my favorite golfer since I was a boy learning to play golf back in the 1950’s. I recognized the three poses as being very similar to the illustrations in Hogan’s book, “Five Lessons, the Modern Fundamentals of Golf”. I got all of my early knowledge of the golf swing from that book. I used to take it with me when I went out to hit shag balls. The picture now hangs in my den in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’m a member of the club where Tony won a PGA Senior Tour event a few years ago. Thanks for the memories of that win, Tony, and also for the artistic representation of my boyhood hero, Mr. Hogan.

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